Bestselling Indie e-Books (Literary Genre)

Novels and Longer Fiction (20K words or more)

Charts compiled from sales data of English-language books on Smashwords for the week of January 31, 2016


#1

Finding Land: Stories of Japan

By Marian Pierce

A Jewish girl from Cleveland meets a pregnant Texas belle over dried squid in a Tokyo grocery store. Their common ground? Both newlyweds, married to Japanese men. Despite being unable to decipher the maps in Tokyo's train stations well enough to know where they're going, they set off on a quest to find land. Will they find space for themselves, in a place where there's none?

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#2

The Raven King

By Nora Sakavic

The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they've always needed to come together as a team. If Neil can get through Andrew's personal barriers, they might have a fighting chance this season, but Neil is running out of time. Riko is intent on destroying Neil's fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage.

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#3

You Could Make a Life

By Taylor Fitzpatrick

Dan Riley didn't go into the NHL wanting to be the first out player, but things don't always go as planned. Dan is smart enough to know that, and smart enough to know falling in love with a teammate is a similarly terrible plan, but maybe not smart enough to avoid falling anyway.

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#4

His Other Wife

By Umm Zakiyyah

Jacob and Deanna are a power couple. Aliyah is Deanna's best friend…whom Jacob wants to marry. Expanded and continued beyond Umm Zakiyyah's popular online series by the same name, His Other Wife is a story about love and betrayal, faith and personal crisis, and withstanding deep emotional wounds.

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#5

Rocks at the Cuts

By Miracle Jones

In order to win a rock fight against a group of rich suburbanites, a Texas teenager must build a coalition out of his peers that stretches across one town's typical boundaries of race, class, and gender.

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#6

Worthy

By Carla G. Harper

Seventeen-year-old Worthy lives in a house full of secrets. In the summer of 1946, a murder changes everything. Her plans to get out of Hogan's Creek suddenly become tied up in a reckless yet exciting pursuit of truth and ultimately justice. She'll nearly lose her life, but along the way she finds love, hope, and the truth about her family in unlikely places.

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#7

Fairshot

By Carl Randal

It was the fall of 1890, a mere decade away from the twentieth century. But some parts of the west were still as wooly as they'd ever been. Fairshot, Wyoming, is just such a spot. Jackson Haines is a household name in America, known far and wide as a dandy, a high-stakes gambler, and a sometimes lawman who'll tame the wildest town—for a price.

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#8

Closing Accounts

By E.P. Cowley

When a young artist paints the Mayor's portrait, he hangs it in City Hall. The trouble is that this is no ordinary painting. Everyone sees something different and whose account is true? The painting launches a train of strange events in a world that teeters on the edge of apocalypse. The story is told in four linked accounts woven together, ending at the same moment in time.

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#9

Cardboard: A woman left for dead

By Fiona Place

Cardboard: A woman left for dead is a fictionalized account of one woman's life-threatening eating disorder and her eventual hard-won recovery. Fiona Place has created Lucy, a narrator who is capable of taking the reader deep inside the puzzling experience known as anorexia nervosa. Acutely observed, a compelling and moving portrait it asks the big questions: Who am I? What do I want?

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#10

Calan's Eden

By L. G. Cullens

"Calan's Eden" is an engrossing and thought provoking collection of connected sketches portraying a life path attuning to natural world harmonies and respect for all beings, within which conflicting character perspectives shed light on our subjective physical existence.

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